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Sohn Kee-chung
SOHN KEE-CHUNG (Korean : 손기정; August 29, 1912 – November 15, 2002) became the first medal-winning Korean Olympian , when he won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation . He competed under the Japanese name SON KITEI, as Korea was part of the Japanese Empire
Japanese Empire
at the time. The name is based on the Japanese kanji pronunciation of his Korean hanja name, both are written the same
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Boston Marathon
The BOSTON MARATHON is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots\' Day , the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics , the Boston Marathon
Marathon
is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon
Marathon
Majors , and is one of five major events held in the United States through the years of both World Wars (the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
, Penn Relays , Rose Parade
Rose Parade
, and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are the others). Since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed this event
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Empire Of Japan
Other: Buddhism GOVERNMENT Daijō-kan (1868–1885) Constitutional monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
(1890–1940, 1945-1947) One-party military dictatorship (1940–1945) EMPEROR • 1868–1912 Meiji (Mutsuhito) • 1912–1926 Taishō (Yoshihito) • 1926–1947 Shōwa (Hirohito) PRIME MINISTER • 1885–1888
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Bronze Medal
A BRONZE MEDAL in sports and other similar areas involving competition is a medal made of bronze awarded to the third-place finisher of contests or competitions such as the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
, Commonwealth Games , etc. The outright winner receives a gold medal and the second place a silver medal . More generally, bronze is traditionally the most common metal used for all types of high-quality medals, including artistic ones. The practice of awarding bronze third place medals began at the 1904 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
, prior to which only first and second places were awarded. CONTENTS * 1 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
* 2 Psychological study * 3 See also * 4 External links * 5 References OLYMPIC GAMES Main article: Olympic medal Minting Olympic medals is the responsibility of the host city
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International Olympic Committee
Coordinates : 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694 International
International
Olympic Committee Comité International
International
Olympique MOTTO Citius, Altius, Fortius (
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International Association Of Athletics Federations
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics . It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR ATHLETIC FEDERATION by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization's first congress in Stockholm, Sweden . Since October 1993, it has been headquartered in Monaco
Monaco
. Beginning in 1982, the IAAF passed several amendments to its rules to allow athletes to receive compensation for participating in international competitions. However, the organization retained the word amateur in its name until its 2001 congress, at which it changed its name to the International Association of Athletics Federations. The IAAF's president is Sebastian Coe of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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Tokyo
TOKYO (/ˈtoʊkioʊ/ , Japanese: ( listen )), officially TOKYO METROPOLIS, is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures . The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government . Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands
Ogasawara Islands
. Formerly known as Edo
Edo
, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun
Shogun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Kanji
KANJI (漢字; Japanese pronunciation: listen ) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters
Chinese characters
that are used in the Japanese writing system . They are used alongside hiragana and katakana . The Japanese term kanji for the Chinese characters
Chinese characters
literally means "Han characters". It is written with the same term and characters in the Chinese language
Chinese language
to refer to the character writing system, hanzi (漢字)
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Korean Name
A KOREAN NAME consists of a family name followed by a given name , as used by the Korean people in both South Korea
South Korea
and North Korea
North Korea
. In the Korean language
Korean language
, ireum or seongmyeong usually refers to the family name (seong) and given name (ireum in a narrow sense) together. Traditional Korean family names typically consist of only one syllable. There is no middle name in the English language sense. Many Koreans have their given names made of a generational name syllable and an individually distinct syllable, though this practice is declining in the younger generations. The generational name syllable is shared by siblings in North Korea
North Korea
, and by all members of the same generation of an extended family in South Korea
South Korea

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North Korea
Coordinates : 40°00′N 127°00′E / 40.000°N 127.000°E / 40.000; 127.000 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선민주주의인민공화국 CHOSŏN MINJUJUŭI INMIN KONGHWAGUK Flag Emblem ANTHEM: * " Aegukka " * Korean : 애국가, The Patriotic Song Area controlled by the North Korean state are shown in dark green; North Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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The Dong-a Ilbo
This is a list of newspapers in South Korea
South Korea
. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it
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Flag Of Japan
The national FLAG OF JAPAN is a white rectangular flag with a red disc in the center. This flag is officially called NISSHōKI (日章旗, "sun-mark flag") in the Japanese language
Japanese language
, but is more commonly known as HINOMARU (日の丸, "circle of the sun"). The flag embodies Japan
Japan
's nickname as the Land of the Rising Sun . The Nisshōki flag is designated as the national flag in the Law Regarding the National Flag and National Anthem , which was promulgated and became effective on August 13, 1999. Although no earlier legislation had specified a national flag, the sun-disc flag had already become the de facto national flag of Japan. Two proclamations issued in 1870 by the Daijō-kan
Daijō-kan
, the governmental body of the early Meiji period
Meiji period
, each had a provision for a design of the national flag
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Berlin State Museums
The BERLIN STATE MUSEUMS (German : Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) are a group of institutions in Berlin
Berlin
, Germany
Germany
, comprising seventeen museums in five clusters, several research institutes, libraries, and supporting facilities. They are overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and funded by the German federal government in collaboration with Germany's federal states. The central complex on Museum Island was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999. By 2007 the Berlin
Berlin
State Museums had grown into the largest complex of museums in Europe
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Boston Marathon
The BOSTON MARATHON is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots\' Day , the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics , the Boston Marathon
Marathon
is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon
Marathon
Majors , and is one of five major events held in the United States through the years of both World Wars (the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
, Penn Relays , Rose Parade
Rose Parade
, and Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are the others). Since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed this event
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Hwang Young-Cho
HWANG YOUNG-CHO ( Hangul
Hangul
: 황영조, Hanja
Hanja
: 黃永祚; born 22 March 1970) is a former South Korean athlete , winner of the marathon race at the 1992 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
and 1994 Asian Games
Asian Games
. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 South Koreans\' Olympic marathon medals * 3 Achievements * 4 See also * 5 External links CAREER Monument to Hwang Young-cho
Hwang Young-cho
located in front of the Barcelona Olympic Stadium , installed in 2001 Born in Samcheok
Samcheok
, South Korea, Hwang was a promising track athlete in his junior years, but after his first marathon in 1991, which he won, decided to specialize in marathon. The Barcelona
Barcelona
Olympic marathon was only fourth of his career
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1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES (Spanish : Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan : Jocs Olímpics d'estiu de 1992), officially known as the GAMES OF THE XXV OLYMPIAD, was an international multi-sport event played in Barcelona
Barcelona
, Catalonia
Catalonia
, Spain
Spain
in 1992. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
decided to hold the games in alternating even-numbered years; as a result, the 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics . The games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972
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